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California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, prescription medication misuse and bedsores. By Walton Law, A.P.C.

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1181

California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

News and insight about appellate law. By Archer Norris, a professional law corporation.

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
  • Mar 18

    Calculating Prejudgment Interest in Personal Injury Action

    Calculating Prejudgment Interest in Personal Injury Action
    Civil Code section 3291 provides that if the plaintiff in a personal injury action makes a Code of Civil Procedure section 998 offer to compromise which the defendant does not accept, and the plaintiff obtains a more favorable judgment,…
  • Feb 11

    Evidence of Immigration Status: Rarely Relevant, Almost Always Prejudicial

    Evidence of Immigration Status: Rarely Relevant, Almost Always Prejudicial
    Now, more than ever, terms like “illegal alien,” “illegal immigrant,” and “undocumented worker” generate fear and controversy in our society.  And in the courtroom setting, the passionate responses…
  • Jan 7

    Legal Writing: Speak Freely (But Plainly, Please!)

    Legal Writing: Speak Freely (But Plainly, Please!)
    “This petition . . . ask[s] this Court to unmistakably clarify, to the whole patent community, that its Mayo/Biosig/Alice decisions (“3 decisions”) ended the claim construction anomaly hampering especially ET…
Rank this Week: 1176

Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

Discusses issues in intellectual property law and litigation. By Michael Cohen.

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Cohen IP Law Group's Lawsuit Against Universal and Seth MacFarlane

    Cohen IP Law Group's Lawsuit Against Universal and Seth MacFarlane
    Hollywood Reporter has covered Cohen IP Law Group’s recent lawsuit against Universal Pictures, Seth MacFarlane and other defendants for trade dress infringement and other…
  • Feb 18

    $1.3 million Judgment Vacated by Cohen IP Law Group

    $1.3 million Judgment Vacated by Cohen IP Law Group
    Cohen IP Law Group is happy to announce that it has obtained an order today in favor of our client, from the Hon. Dale Fischer, vacating a $1.3 million judgment previously obtained by Beats Electronics. Los Angeles Trademark Lawyer
  • Jan 28

    Alice is Harsh - Understanding Alice Corp for Patent Ineligible Subject Matter

    Alice is Harsh - Understanding Alice Corp for Patent Ineligible Subject Matter
    The US Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, which came down last June elaborated on patent ineligible subject matter, particularly as it applies to software patents.  But the scope of these 101 type rejections has…
Rank this Week: 959

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law, juvenile law, and domestic violence. By the Law Offices of Rudolph E. Loewenstein.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Under Cover Officer Goes Under the Covers in Orange County, CA , Part 2 Or Did the Cop Get His Happy Ending?

    Under Cover Officer Goes Under the Covers in Orange County, CA , Part 2 Or Did the Cop Get His Happy Ending?
    The jury selection process was dicey. Who among you is open to the idea that the police aren't telling the truth and the Defendant is? A few hands went up. Most just stared at the Defendant wondering why she was going to trial. Who among…
  • Feb 19

    Undercover Officer Goes Under the Covers In Orange County, CA

    Undercover Officer Goes Under the Covers In Orange County, CA
    In an effort to stamp out crime, the undercover officer entered the business slowly, looking around for any sign of the criminal activity. He thoughtfully removed a $100 bill and gave it to the suspect. He was directed into the darkness of…
  • Feb 16

    Who Says Crime Doesn't Pay in Orange County?

    Who Says Crime Doesn't Pay in Orange County?
    René "Boxer" Enriquez was a high level Mexican Mafia crime figure. His life was based on intimidation, murder, drug sales and evil. Boxer was a made member of the Mexican Mafia. What's a made member you ask? It's somebody who has…
Rank this Week: 1094

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Covers trademarks, brands, and relevant issues such as valuation, protection, registration, and emerging promotional platforms.

http://brandventures.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    Building Brands and Making Marks Part I: The Brand Selection Proce

    Building Brands and Making Marks Part I: The Brand Selection Proce
    Whenever a client contacts me at the office or after a seminar and they are in the early critical stages of the brand selection process, it is as clear as any other time in the brand development process that the nuances and misconceptions …
  • Sep 19

    the Ⓑ®@ND News ®eport (Vol. III)

    the Ⓑ®@ND News ®eport (Vol. III)
  • Sep 9

    The TTAB Trademark Tally: BIG CAT & the Benefits of FAME

    The TTAB Trademark Tally: BIG CAT & the Benefits of FAME
    Caterpillar Inc. may not be as recognizable as the most famous Hollywood Celebrities, but who says fame can't have its benefits for heavy machinery companies as well. News out of Alexandria, Virginia this past week with the TTAB issuing an…
Rank this Week: 1189

California Car Accident Lawsuit…

California Car Accident Lawsuit Center

Features car accident news and discussions on motor vehicle safety issues. By Michael Ehline.

http://caraccidentlawsuits.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Car Accidents: The How and Why, and What to Do

    Car Accidents: The How and Why, and What to Do
    Car accidents happen every day throughout the country and especially on the congested freeways of California. Nationwide, traffic accidents occur at a rate of approximately one every ten seconds, according to the National Highway Traffic…
  • Aug 13

    Documenting Evidence after a Severe Auto Accident

    Documenting Evidence after a Severe Auto Accident
    An accident or injury can be traumatic and can warp your sense of life and well being. After being involved in such an event, you may not be ale to accurately remember exactly what happened exactly where and when. Having written notes can…
  • Jul 31

    Liability For Person Sending Text Messages to Vehicle Operator

    Liability For Person Sending Text Messages to Vehicle Operator
    By car injury attorney, Michael P. Ehline, Esq. - Over the last several days, our offices have been inundated with callers seeking information about  texting and driving. I turned on the news, only to see the pundits espousing in a…
Rank this Week: 1055

Individual Rights Legal News

Individual Rights Legal News

Covers civil rights, privacy, employee rights, consumer fraud, class actions, and products liability. By Rabeh M. A. Soofi.

http://individuals.soofilc.com/
  • May 25

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work
    Discrimination at the workplace is no joke. However, it is not always easy to know whether discrimination is actually happening. Many times, victims of discrimination end up feeling as though they are simply being too sensitive, that the…
  • May 3

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California
    Google has agreed to stop reading emails for millions of student GMail accounts after a lawsuit that was filed earlier this year.  Google had been scanning emails of more than 30 million underage students worldwide who used the…
  • Apr 29

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Insomniac Entertainment and Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. alleging that wages were illegally withheld from “volunteers” of the companies’ music festivals, concerts and other…
Rank this Week: 1188

Noah F. Schwinghamer Blog

Noah F. Schwinghamer Blog

Cover personal injury.

http://www.nfsesq.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Top 6 Tricks Insurance Companies Use on Injured People

    Top 6 Tricks Insurance Companies Use on Injured People
    When you are injured, the insurance companies that represent the at-fault party have come up with a whole bag of tricks that they use to try to minimize your injury, so they can minimize the amount that they have to pay. They use these…
  • Dec 30

    Happy New Year: 2014 Court Holiday

    Happy New Year: 2014 Court Holiday
    It’s almost 2014, and that means new court holidays for a new year.  The following are Sacramento’s Court Holidays for 2014 from the court’s website. Holiday Date New Year’s Day Wednesday, January 1st Martin…
  • Aug 26

    Guest Blog: Hands On Biz: Legal Apps That Have Your Back

    Guest Blog: Hands On Biz: Legal Apps That Have Your Back
    This post is a guest blog from Jesse Marron. Legal Apps That Have Your Back It doesn’t matter what industry your small business is in as there are unavoidable ropes that every effective manager needs to master. Client services,…
Rank this Week: 1353

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Provides information and insight for businesses.

http://www.businesslawalert.com/
  • Jan 9

    Morris & Stone Wins $1.5 Million for Internet Defamation Victim

    Morris & Stone Wins $1.5 Million for Internet Defamation Victim
    In this case, we represented a business and the individual who owns that business. The defendant, a medical doctor named Pankaj Karan, was starting his own business, MDTelexchange, and traveled to an overseas company also owned by our client…
  • Aug 21

    Simple Legal Concept Eludes Many Attorney

    Simple Legal Concept Eludes Many Attorney
    The case of former Desperate Housewife, Nicolette Sheridan, illustrates a simple legal concept that escapes many attorneys and their clients. Your case has to make sense.
  • Aug 21

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney
    The case of former Desperate Housewife, Nicolette Sheridan, illustrates a simple legal concept that escapes many attorneys and their clients. Your case has to make sense.
Rank this Week: 1358

Environmental Law & Climate Change…

Environmental Law & Climate Change Law Blog

Covers recent happenings in the world of environmental and climate change law. By Steven M. Taber.

http://taberlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1036

San Jose Bankruptcy & Fair Debt…

San Jose Bankruptcy & Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Lawyer Blog

Covers California bankruptcy and Fair Dept Collection Practices Act issues. By Ronald Wilcox.

http://www.sanjosebankruptcyfdcpalawyer.com/
  • Jul 24

    Federal Trade Commission Obtains Largest Civil Penalty Ever

    Federal Trade Commission Obtains Largest Civil Penalty Ever
    Based in Texas, Expert Global Solutions and its subsidiaries-ALW Sourcing, LLC; NCO Financial Systems, Inc.; and Transworld Systems, Inc., (which also does business as North Shore Agency, Inc.), collectively are the largest debt collector in…
  • Jun 28

    Three out of Five Bankruptcy Filings Are Due To Medical Debt

    Three out of Five Bankruptcy Filings Are Due To Medical Debt
    When we think of people who file for bankruptcy, very often we tend to think of them as over spenders maxing out their credit cards and leading a carefree lifestyle; or perhaps we think of them as people who have lost their job and are now…
  • Jun 14

    Federal Trade Commission Halts Illegal Robocall

    Federal Trade Commission Halts Illegal Robocall
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled charges they brought against Skyy Consulting, Inc., a California company doing business as CallFire, located in Santa Monica, California. CallFire provided voice-over-internet, a practice also known…
Rank this Week: 1274

Not a Potted Plant

Not a Potted Plant

Covers life in California, law, food, and politics. By Transplanted Lawyer.

http://notapottedplant.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    This blog is now resident within the…

    This blog is now resident within the online magazine Ordinary Times. Editor-in-Chief Erik Kain introduces the newly-revamped blog -- which looks really more of a net magazine, in my opinion. Not A Potted Plant is a category of posts…
  • Mar 5

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty
    Watching the protests in Egypt last month descend into violence, especially seeing video from the BBC and CNN of pro-democracy protesters clashing with agents of the authoritarian status quo in one of Cairo's most important
  • Feb 6

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment
    Here's the recent history:2001: Aerosmith (and guests)2002: U22003: Shania Twain (and guests)2004: Janet Jackson And Her All-Star Nipple 2005: Paul McCartney 2006: The Rolling Stones2007: Prince (and guests)2008: Tom Petty and the…
Rank this Week: 1314

Workplace Investigations Blog

Workplace Investigations Blog

Covers conducting workplace investigations involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistle-blower, and other types of employee misconduct. By Debra L. Reilly.

http://www.workplaceinvestigationsblog.com/
  • May 23

    Public Sector Investigation Training

    Public Sector Investigation Training
    I will be speaking on "Public Sector Investigations" on June 4, 2013 (9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) Location:  Weintraub Tobin ♦ 400 Capitol Mall 11th Floor ♦ Sacramento CACo-Presenters:  Kelli Kennaday and Donna Peter 3 hours…
  • Oct 19

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim
    I am once again offering training to human resources professionals, attorneys, and private investigators on how to conduct legally defensible harassment, discrimination, and retaliation investigations in the workplace.  Although the training…
  • Oct 19

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim
    I am once again offering training to human resources professionals, attorneys, and private investigators on how to conduct legally defensible harassment, discrimination, and retaliation investigations in the workplace.  Although the…
Rank this Week: 1108

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Staycie R. Sena.

http://criminal-lawyer-blog.irvinecriminallawyer.com/
  • Nov 13

    How To Get Your California Rap Sheet

    How To Get Your California Rap Sheet
    The California Department of Justice maintains a list of all criminal convictions on your record. This list is known as your Rap sheet. These convictions remain on this list for your lifetime. If you are having difficulty finding employment…
  • Nov 7

    Life Sentences Overturned – Three Strikes Reform Passed in California

    Life Sentences Overturned – Three Strikes Reform Passed in California
    On November 6, 2012, Californians voted in favor of Proposition 36, a ballot measure that allows for shorter sentences for some third-time offenders of the controversial “Three Strikes Law.” The California Three Strikes Law was…
  • Oct 15

    Mom Gets 99 Years In Prison For Gluing Her Toddler’s Hand

    Mom Gets 99 Years In Prison For Gluing Her Toddler’s Hand
    In 2011, Elizabeth Escalona, a 23-year old mother of five, allegedly attacked 2-year old daughter Jocelyn due to potty training problems. She kicked her in stomach, beat her with a milk jug, and glued her hands to an apartment wall with super…
Rank this Week: 1322

Northern District of California…

Northern District of California Blog

Covers court orders in primarily civil cases from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. By Michael O'Brien.

http://www.ndcalblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will
    This question I would rate as a fastball.  There are a lot of issues to fly through, but they are the same issues tested in virtually every Wills question since 1980.  If you studied the California Probate Code (CPC) you probably did fine.…
  • Oct 7

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam
    This is the first of three criminal questions on this test, the most in recent memory since criminal subjects are rarely tested compared to torts and constitutional law.  This question is probably to calibrate the testing group…
  • Oct 7

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)
    Question Four is a pretty standard contracts and remedies question.  I score this one as a curveball because you have to untangle the contract mess in order to get to the remedies question.  I provided a pair of pretty good strategies for…
Rank this Week: 991

California Bankruptcy Lawyer

California Bankruptcy Lawyer

Covers bankruptcy, consumer debt and finance law with a focus on California law. By Scott Sagaria.

http://www.californiabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 10

    What is Obama Home Foreclosure Program?

    What is Obama Home Foreclosure Program?
    President Obama's home foreclosure program, Making Home Affordable, is a program that provides a number of government-subsidized options for homeowners who are struggling. The goal is for these homeowners to avoid home foreclosure, which…
  • Jul 26

    How Does Home Foreclosure Affect Home Vacancy?

    How Does Home Foreclosure Affect Home Vacancy?
    Home Foreclosures and It's Affects on Home Vacancies Home foreclosure rates have a direct affect on nearby property values through the supply effect. Residents currently living near vacant properties have a sense of mistrust and fear, from…
  • Jul 11

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?
    The process of home foreclosure in Sacramento and eviction pre-foreclosure and the formal legal foreclosure process. Completion of all of these steps, which will probably take a few months or so, will lead to the eviction of the previous…
Rank this Week: 1026

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 988

California Business and Employment…

California Business and Employment Law

Covers employment and business law in California. By Sayer Fausto LLP.

http://sflegal.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    Ledbetter Equal Pay Act Passes Congre

    Ledbetter Equal Pay Act Passes Congre
    In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (2007) 550 U.S. 618,  Congress passed Senate Bill 181 (the “Lilly Ledbetter Fairy Pay Act of 2009?). There have been a number of attempts to…
  • Jan 29

    Ledbetter Equal Pay Act Passes Congre

    Ledbetter Equal Pay Act Passes Congre
    In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (2007) 550 U.S. 618,  Congress passed Senate Bill 181 (the “Lilly Ledbetter Fairy Pay Act of 2009″). There have been a…
  • Jan 27

    Opposing Sexual Harassment

    Opposing Sexual Harassment
    The United States Supreme Court clarified what it means to “oppose” sexual harassment.  in Crawford v. Metropolitan of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, Crawford was asked questions during a sexual harassment investigation. In…
Rank this Week: 995

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • May 25

    How We Think About Thing

    How We Think About Thing
    Hugh interviewed the author, and I have mentioned the book several times, “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis.” Then, just this morning, this headline appeared in the Telegraph, “Social mobility has come to a…
  • May 24

    Calling Tom Steyer, Or Anyone Not Named “Hillary”

    Calling Tom Steyer, Or Anyone Not Named “Hillary”
    My Monday Washington Examiner column asks whether within the entire Democratic Party there is anyone willing to step up to run against Hillary Clinton, an individual whose reckless disregard for the national security as evidenced by her…
  • May 23

    To Win or To Destroy?

    To Win or To Destroy?
    The results remain outstanding, but as I write it looks like Ireland is going to approve same sex marriage in a national referendum.  Responding to the polling and early returns, a columnist in The Telegraph had this to say: Never mind…
Rank this Week: 1929

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Coves car accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and neck and back injuries. By the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • May 24

    Motorcyclist in Elk Grove- Some stats to know

    Motorcyclist in Elk Grove- Some stats to know
    As an Elk Grove personal injury lawyer since 1982, I've had occasion to represent hundred's of motorcyclist's and their families and discover quite a bit about motorcycle accidents.
  • May 22

    Diagnosis and Treatment of a Spine Injurie

    Diagnosis and Treatment of a Spine Injurie
    When a person has spinal pain, plain film x-rays can be done that will show the outline of the bone and will detect the presence of bone spurs in facet joint disease. Discs, however, are made of soft tissue and are not detected on plain…
  • May 22

    Spine and Facet Injurie

    Spine and Facet Injurie
    Spinal Anatomy The spine consists of 33 separate bones that are carefully stacked one on top of the other. There are multiple muscles and ligaments that keep the bones in their correct alignment so that the spine can be the main supporting…
Rank this Week: 1795

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers various ERISA, disability, health, and life insurance issues. By Kantor & Kantor.

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    Social Security Disability Benefits in Jeopardy

    Social Security Disability Benefits in Jeopardy
    Social Security is obviously a hot political topic. As the number of beneficiaries expands for demographic reasons, politicians have warned us repeatedly that Social Security’s programs are getting too expensive and that we may soon…
  • May 20

    May is Lupus Awareness Month

    May is Lupus Awareness Month
    Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years. In lupus,…
  • May 18

    Kantor & Kantor Awarded 2014 Best of Business Award

    Kantor & Kantor Awarded 2014 Best of Business Award
    Congratulations to Kantor and Kantor LLP who won the Small Business Community Association 2015 Best of Business Award for the Small Business category. We are honored to have our work recognized in this way. Our attorneys and support staff…
Rank this Week: 2064

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    2d DCA Appointments!!!

    2d DCA Appointments!!!
    Governor Brown Appoints Three Justices to the Second District Court of AppealSACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Elwood G. Lui to Division One, Lamar W. Baker to Division Five and John L. Segal…
  • May 22

    2/3's Kitching to retire!

    2/3's Kitching to retire!
    The MetNews reports:Justice Kitching to Retire From Court of AppealJustice Patti S. Kitching will retire from Div. Three of this district’s Court of Appeal, the MetNews has learned.Kitching could not be reached for comment—a staff…
  • May 21

    Oh Behave!

    Oh Behave!
    Looking for that perfect quote to chastise litigational shenanigans?Justice Duarte excavates a gem from over a century ago and puts it to use here in the final footnote on page 14:“[W]hile counsel in their briefs have…
Rank this Week: 2205

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

Follow news related to safe roads in the Bay Area, California, and nationwide. By Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen.

http://www.gjel.com/blog
  • May 22

    Oakland proposes parking-protected bike lanes on 20th street

    Oakland proposes parking-protected bike lanes on 20th street
    Big news from Oakland’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee last night: Walk Oakland Bike Oakland tweeted that the City is planning to install parking-protected bicycle lanes (cycle tracks) on 20th Street and applying for a grant…
  • May 15

    “I Drive Alameda” advocates for unsafe status quo on Central Avenue

    “I Drive Alameda” advocates for unsafe status quo on Central Avenue
    A new driver advocacy group in Alameda has mobilized to preserve the status quo on one of the City’s most dangerous corridors. “I Drive Alameda” has distributed flyers across the City’s West End for a petition against…
  • May 12

    Further thoughts on liability and compensation issues for ‘self-driving’ car

    Further thoughts on liability and compensation issues for ‘self-driving’ car
    In a recent blog article, we suggested that the preferential tool for dealing with insurance, liability and compensation issues arising from the use of driverless cars would be one most in tune with, and least disruptive of, the civil justice…
Rank this Week: 1872

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    Medicare Fraud: Home Health Care Scam

    Medicare Fraud: Home Health Care Scam
    According to ABC News, the rate of Medicare fraud is on the rise. One of the areas in which Medicare fraud is growing is home health care fraud. It’s important to be aware of this type of fraud, as it makes up a significant portion of…
  • May 21

    Suing over Hot Coffee: What’s Really at Stake?

    Suing over Hot Coffee: What’s Really at Stake?
    Over the last few decades, the media has reported on a variety of lawsuits that it deems frivolous. These so-called frivolous lawsuits are often portrayed as being brought by plaintiffs who are just looking to make a quick buck. Few articles…
  • May 19

    Positive Train Control: “Without it, Everybody on a Train is One Human Error Away from an Accident”

    Positive Train Control: “Without it, Everybody on a Train is One Human Error Away from an Accident”
    Speeding is a factor in countless accidents every single day, leaving behind serious injuries and grieving families.  As we have all been reminded in the past week, the danger of speeding isn’t confined to cars.  The thoughts…
Rank this Week: 1896

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • May 21

    Nursing Home Inspection Reorganization

    Nursing Home Inspection Reorganization
    Given the sheer number of nursing home abuse complaints that have created a backlog in Southern California, it sounds like good news that state officials are hoping to change nursing home inspection and oversight duties. Indeed, according to…
  • May 14

    Elder Abuse or Medical Malpractice?

    Elder Abuse or Medical Malpractice?
    When you learn that an elderly loved one has died while in the care of a nursing home or assisted-living facility, you may suspect that she didn’t receive the proper treatment. In some cases, however, it’s difficult to discern…
  • May 5

    Proposed Legislation for RCFE Reform and Excluded Persons List

    Proposed Legislation for RCFE Reform and Excluded Persons List
    In California, elder abuse isn’t limited to nursing homes. To be sure, residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs), which are also known as assisted-living facilities, retirement homes, and board and care homes, have been cited…
Rank this Week: 2057

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • May 21

    Changing Jobs When There is a Support Order

    Changing Jobs When There is a Support Order
    If you're a big fan of the "Simpson's" you may have heard that Harry Shearer, the voice of several of the shows iconic characters, is leaving the show. When a big star makes a movie or a star leaves a television show it usually makes the…
  • May 19

    Pets are People Too, Right?

    Pets are People Too, Right?
    Pets are members of our families, and we would be horrified if something happened to them. For example Johnny Depp's dogs face being euthanized when he flew them to Australia without permission. Most of us will not face this type of situation…
  • May 18

    One Day Divorce, One Year Later

    One Day Divorce, One Year Later
    Ask most family law litigants in San Diego County their opinion on the speed with which their divorce case progresses through the Family Court, and I promise you the results will not be positive. There are many different reasons divorce…
Rank this Week: 1829

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers' compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems. By David J. DePaolo.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Motorcycles, Italy and Comp

    Motorcycles, Italy and Comp
    This is my last blog post until after June 3.I'm going on vacation. Leaving on a jet plane with my son to ride motorcycles in the Tuscany region of Italy.Interestingly enough, there was an article in Business Insider the other day on how…
  • May 20

    Back of the Bu

    Back of the Bu
    Cesar ChavezOur own government, by its actions, discriminates against Hispanics.Speaking Spanish is less valuable than any other language, according to the California Division of Workers' Compensation in its latest release of SB 863's…
  • May 19

    Share Thi

    Share Thi
    The key note speaker at the NCCI Annual Issues Symposium last week was Salim Ismail. He's a technology guru, having served previously as a vice president at Yahoo.Ismail spoke eloquently about how fast technology is evolving, and how the…
Rank this Week: 2085

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • May 21

    What Is the Look-Back Period for Medi-Cal Eligibility?

    What Is the Look-Back Period for Medi-Cal Eligibility?
    Elder care is a very pressing issue at the present time, because long-term care is very expensive. The majority of senior citizens are someday going to need living assistance, so this is something to take seriously when you are looking ahead…
  • May 19

    What Is Digital Estate Planning?

    What Is Digital Estate Planning?
    A well constructed estate plan will leave behind a turnkey situation for the surviving family members. If you want to be comprehensively prepared, you need to consider every detail. With this in mind, we will look at digital estate planning…
  • May 14

    Is It Effective Medi-Cal Planning to Add Someone’s Name to Your Bank Account? (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Is It Effective Medi-Cal Planning to Add Someone’s Name to Your Bank Account? (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Don’t you hate to be the bearer of bad news? We all do. Unfortunately, sometimes we just can’t avoid it. Consider the following situation: Last month I had an appointment with Mrs. Jones. Her husband was diagnosed with…
Rank this Week: 2274

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • May 20

    Clinton Foundation Under Fire for Tax Error

    Clinton Foundation Under Fire for Tax Error
    Filing an amended tax return is normally not that big of a deal.  It is not uncommon for folks to make mistakes or leave out information on their Form 1040 personal income tax filing.  To amend a previously filed Form ……
  • May 18

    Board of Equalization is not of fan of Denny’s in California’s central valley

    Board of Equalization is not of fan of Denny’s in California’s central valley
    Have you been to one of the Denny’s operated by Abdul Halim? He operates three Denny’s restaurants located in Lathrop, Manteca, and Stockton. If you have a craving for a Moons Over My Hammy and live in the California’s…
  • May 12

    North Carolina Man Still Fighting IRS over $107k Account Seizure

    North Carolina Man Still Fighting IRS over $107k Account Seizure
    When Lyndon McLellan, owner of a convenience store in North Carolina, was suspected of “structuring,” he received an unwelcome visit from federal agents at his store.  In a small town, this kind of thing doesn’t happen…
Rank this Week: 1804

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Covers immigrant and non-immigrant visas, including H-1B visas. By Cornerstone Law Group.

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • May 20

    USCIS Announcement

    USCIS Announcement
    http://http://www.uscis.gov/news/uscis-temporarily-suspends-premium-processing-extension-stay-h-1b-petitions Starting May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B…
  • Apr 29

    Amended H-1B petition is required for any material change to the H-1B employee’s worksite location

    Amended H-1B petition is required for any material change to the H-1B employee’s worksite location
    In a decision issued on April 9, 2015, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), which conducts administrative review of certain categories of appeals to denials of immigration benefits, to ensure that immigration law and policy is interpreted…
  • Mar 27

    April 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    April 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: April 2015 Visa Bulletin In the April Bulletin, there is a retrogression of nearly 10 months in the EB-3 category for China, with a slight forward movement in most other visa…
Rank this Week: 1568

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • May 20

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area
    Almost every case has problems—sometimes they are analogous to bombs waiting to drop on your case. The key is whether you show them to the jury and simultaneously defuse them, or whether the opposition drops them with glee. One of the…
  • May 18

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?
    A couple gets divorced and one is ordered to pay spousal support to the other. But then the one getting support hits the lottery, inherits a lot of money, or has some other financial windfall. Is the support payer off the hook? Here’s…
  • May 15

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level
    The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP and has built a reputation for handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She…
Rank this Week: 2017

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • May 20

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area
    Almost every case has problems—sometimes they are analogous to bombs waiting to drop on your case. The key is whether you show them to the jury and simultaneously defuse them, or whether the opposition drops them with glee. One of the…
  • May 18

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?
    A couple gets divorced and one is ordered to pay spousal support to the other. But then the one getting support hits the lottery, inherits a lot of money, or has some other financial windfall. Is the support payer off the hook? Here’s…
  • May 15

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level
    The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP and has built a reputation for handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She…
Rank this Week: 1831

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • May 20

    Inability to Work With a Particular Supervisor is Not a Disability

    Inability to Work With a Particular Supervisor is Not a Disability
    Generally, an employee who suffers from anxiety / stress depression as a result of working for a particular supervisor is not entitled to having a different manager as a reasonable accommodation to that disability. This is because inability…
  • May 3

    When ADHD Qualifies as a Disability under ADA / FEHA

    When ADHD Qualifies as a Disability under ADA / FEHA
    In Weaving v City of Hillsboro, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal made an important distinction of when ADHD symptoms make the condition a qualifying disability under ADA, and when they don’t. In dismissing Weaving’s case, the…
  • Apr 9

    Non-Compete Agreements and Limitations on Future Employment in California

    Non-Compete Agreements and Limitations on Future Employment in California
    Section 16600 of the California Business and Professions Code provides that “every contract by which anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business of any kind of to that extent void”. The law is not…
Rank this Week: 2041

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1763

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • May 19

    Federal Government Proposes Revisions to Endangered Species Act Regulation

    Federal Government Proposes Revisions to Endangered Species Act Regulation
    While a number of Endangered Species Act (ESA) reform bills continue to wind their way through Congress (see our May 6, 2015 post), yesterday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service…
  • May 14

    Friday May 15th Is Endangered Species Day

    Friday May 15th Is Endangered Species Day
    This Friday, April 15, marks the 10th anniversary of Endangered Species Day. Events are scheduled throughout the country to recognize conservation efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats, which have occurred primarily as a…
  • May 7

    Nossaman Adds Depth to Endangered Species Practice

    Nossaman Adds Depth to Endangered Species Practice
    Nossaman is pleased to announce that it has reinforced its nationally renowned endangered species practice by adding a team of attorneys, led by Alan Glen and Steve Quarles, that also includes J.B. Ruhl, Brooke Wahlberg, Rebecca Barho, and…
Rank this Week: 1635

Stockton Injury Lawyer Blog

Stockton Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers dog bites, car accidents and insurance issues in Stockton and Modesto. By Law Office of Frederick J. Sette.

http://www.stocktoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 19

    Petaluma DUI Lawyers Urge Driver Awareness of Risk

    Petaluma DUI Lawyers Urge Driver Awareness of Risk
    In Petaluma, DUI attorneys at Sette Law want drivers in our community to be aware of the physical effects of alcohol that too often lead to a serious accident. As injury lawyers, we see first-hand the terrible results of the decision to drink…
  • Apr 27

    Springing into Bicycle Season in Stockton

    Springing into Bicycle Season in Stockton
    Bicycle accidents and car accidents may not seem to have a lot in common, but according to Stockton personal injury attorneys, at least one facet is shared. And that is related to the actions that people involved should take after an accident…
  • Apr 2

    Awareness can Prevent Stockton Motorcycle Accident

    Awareness can Prevent Stockton Motorcycle Accident
    Attorneys at Sette Law understand the lure of riding motorcycles in and around Stockton. Our lawyers, however, also understand the often dire consequences of a serious motorcycle accident. As attorneys we are aware of grim statistics that…
Rank this Week: 1369

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1397

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Metaphors Can Be a Window into the Mind

    Metaphors Can Be a Window into the Mind
    Listening to the other party in a mediation or negotiation is key to resolving the issues between you. Whatever your assumptions, biases or preconceptions may be, you need to push them aside and focus on what the other party is saying. You…
  • May 9

    Monty Python, Water and Mediation

    Monty Python, Water and Mediation
    Many times in mediation you may face a situation where the day feels like it is going out of control.  The case isn’t settling the way that you wanted; the opposing parties are intractable, and the day looks like it is going to be…
  • May 2

    Laughter Can Open Doors to New and Better Relationship

    Laughter Can Open Doors to New and Better Relationship
    A big part of practicing law and negotiation is creating and managing relationships. You need to have a good relationship with your client and ideally be able to at least work with opposing counsel. One way to start a good relationship, or…
Rank this Week: 1547

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Covers probate, estate planning, business formation and business law. By Deemer Law Group, P.C.

http://www.estateplanningattorney-blog.com/
  • May 15

    Preparing for the First Meeting with your Probate Attorney

    Preparing for the First Meeting with your Probate Attorney
    The untimely passing of a loved one is difficult enough, let alone getting through the legal nightmare that is probate.   First, the main functions of probate are to collect and manage all the assets subject to probate and to pay…
  • May 7

    Partnership

    Partnership
    Choosing what type of entity your business will be is an essential part of business planning.  A partnership is two or more people working together for a profit.  There are two basic types of partnerships, general partnerships and…
  • Feb 7

    Where should I incorporate? (Part 2)

    Where should I incorporate? (Part 2)
    In Part 1, we discussed the non-legal issues that can influence where to incorporate, such as financial, convenience of where they are doing business, and continuing operations.  Now we will discuss some of the legal considerations for…
Rank this Week: 1589

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration law issues, including green cards and visas. By The Ranchod Law Group.

http://www.ranchodlaw.com/blog/
  • May 15

    How Home Country Conditions Support Hardship Waiver

    How Home Country Conditions Support Hardship Waiver
    Home Country Conditions Support Hardship Waivers A hardship waiver application should explain how each and every aspect of a denial could cause exceptional hardship to the U.S. citizen. This is not limited to how the U.S. citizen’s…
  • May 14

    3 Very Important Questions When Applying for Marriage Based Green Card

    3 Very Important Questions When Applying for Marriage Based Green Card
    3 questions you should ask your immigration attorney about marriage based green cards How do I overcome the burden of proof? Do you meet the affidavit of support (I864) requirements? Do I have appropriate Joint Documents?
  • May 11

    5 things you need to know about I601 & I601a waiver

    5 things you need to know about I601 & I601a waiver
    The 5 most important questions you should ask about i601 and i601a waivers What is an extreme hardship in my case? Do I have any kind of medical hardship? Do you have any type of financial hardship? Will your US Citizen spouse’s career…
Rank this Week: 2286

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 14

    Showing Proper Respect for Death Certificate

    Showing Proper Respect for Death Certificate
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the “Respect After Death Act.” This law requires persons completing a death certificate to report the deceased person's correct “gender identity.” The law, sponsored by California…
  • May 12

    Understanding Advance Health Care Directives and “Living Wills”

    Understanding Advance Health Care Directives and “Living Wills”
    You often hear the term “living will” used to describe a document outlining a person's wishes in the event they become incapacitated or are otherwise unable to communicate with medical personnel. Actually, a living will is not a…
  • Apr 10

    “Undue Influence” Can Undo Your Estate Planning Intention

    “Undue Influence” Can Undo Your Estate Planning Intention
    Your deathbed is not the right place to make a will or begin the estate planning process. Individuals who are hospitalized or dying are often subject to the undue influence of others. California courts may invalidate a will or other estate…
Rank this Week: 2063

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Erik Syverson, Partner at Raines Feldman.

http://www.losangelesintellectualpropertylawyer-blog.com/
  • May 13

    Nominative Use is a Powerful Defense in Trademark Infringement Keyword Advertising Case

    Nominative Use is a Powerful Defense in Trademark Infringement Keyword Advertising Case
    In trademark cases involving keyword advertising, the nominative use defense is often a powerful tool that leads to early success on summary judgment.  We recently had a case where we represented a payment processor review site.  At…
  • Apr 30

    Cyber Liability Insurance is Becoming a Necessity for Companies Large and Small

    Cyber Liability Insurance is Becoming a Necessity for Companies Large and Small
    One issue that often faces small to medium sized companies is whether or not to buy cyber liability insurance policies.  The need and market for such policies is developing.  In this post, I will provide an overview of the product…
  • Apr 27

    Amazon Files Lawsuit to Stop Astroturfing for Profit Operation

    Amazon Files Lawsuit to Stop Astroturfing for Profit Operation
    E-tail behemoth Amazon recently filed a lawsuit against Jay Gentile, a California resident offering positive Amazon reviews for a price, otherwise known as “astroturfing”.  Gentile offered his service via the domain name…
Rank this Week: 1560

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

Explores ways to integrate mediation into the litigation process. By Joseph Markowitz.

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • May 12

    The Art of Negotiation

    The Art of Negotiation
    A long time ago, when I was fairly new at law practice, I represented a plaintiff in a contentious sexual harassment case against a large company. After a series of pre-trial battles, the defendant's counsel opened the door to the possibility…
  • May 5

    Doug Noll show

    Doug Noll show
    I was interviewed recently by California mediator Doug Noll, on topics ranging from the business of mediation, to the decline in joint sessions, mediation confidentiality, and mediator certification. I also had a chance to trot out some of my…
  • Apr 19

    Applied decision theory

    Applied decision theory
    Richard Birke, a law professor at Willamette University, gave a talk at the ABA Dispute Resolution conference expressing frustration with the term "Alternative Dispute Resolution." The term is too limiting to describe the many ways that the…
Rank this Week: 1482

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California DUI news and legal developments. By William Weinberg.

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • May 7

    Finding A Good DUI Defense Attorney In Orange County, California

    Finding A Good DUI Defense Attorney In Orange County, California
    Defending a DUI in Orange County is a specialized field of law, which requires an experienced defense lawyer. Understanding the science associated with blood alcohol testing, as well as understanding evidentiary law, combined with criminal…
  • Apr 9

    What are Driving Under the Influence Enhancements?

    What are Driving Under the Influence Enhancements?
    When you hear the word “enhancement”, it sound like a good thing. But when you are talking about enhancement as it relates to a DUI sentence, it means that the potential sentence may be enhanced, meaning additional penalties. An…
  • Feb 26

    DUI Charges Dropped After Blood Results Confirm No DUI

    DUI Charges Dropped After Blood Results Confirm No DUI
    There is an interesting case out of Livingston County where a man was arrested and charged with DUI and then the case later dismissed.  According to the article, the man was involved in an accident and asked to take a breathalyzer test…
Rank this Week: 2316

Ribbons and Red Tape

Ribbons and Red Tape

Discusses horses and the laws that affect the equine world. By Corinna M. W. Charlton.

http://ribbonsandredtape.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Equine Architecture: is your barn safe?

    Equine Architecture: is your barn safe?
    Have you ever had an accident happen at the barn? Horses kick each other, a barn fire, wash rack injury?  Being around horses is an inherently dangerous risk, and boarding barns should not be liable for injuries that occur as a…
  • Feb 26

    An Equine Assignment (nope, not homework!)

    An Equine Assignment (nope, not homework!)
    I've seen a number of legal issues pop up recently in regard to contract assignments, and wanted to help you know 1. What they are and 2. What you should do if you see one in your contractA contractual assignment is the transfer by one party…
  • Dec 8

    To Buy a Horse Business...or to Buy its Assets?

    To Buy a Horse Business...or to Buy its Assets?
    Have you seen certain websites (like Equestrian Life) or blogs (like Dappled Grey Equestrian Style) close up shop, but as they do so, pitch an offer to sell the business to an interested party?Or perhaps your local hay seller or barn…
Rank this Week: 1404